Dr. Jayvee A. Saco – Balik Scientist

On February 13,  Dr. Jayvee A. Saco had his courtesy call for the Balik Scientist Program with DOST-PCAARRD Officials, together with other Balik Scientists Dr. Charina Lyn A. Repollo and Dr. Zenith Gaye A. Orozco-Bautista, at PCAARRD Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna.

Photos from Balik Scientist Program Official Facebook Page

Eco Camp Meeting

The VIP CORALS team had a meeting with SEA Institute and Dr. Katherine Sanchez-Escalona of MinSCAT on February 10 for the future schedules and activities for the Eco Camp by the Sea.

Left to right: Joal Ascalon, Dr. Jonel Corral, Dr. Jayvee Saco, Dr. Miguel Azcuna, Alecs Persia, Najeen Rula, Dr. Katherine Sanchez-Escalona, Jovy Ann Valera

Photo from Joal Ascalon

Dr. Kent Carpenter’s Lecture-Forum

Committed to protect our marine ecosystems, the Batangas State University has partnered with the United States Embassy to host Dr. Kent Carpenter, a Professor in Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia for a lecture-forum on November 20, 9:30 AM at the Lecture Room, CITE Building, Batangas State University Pablo Borbon Main I, Rizal Avenue Extension, Batangas City.

The program started with an invocation and the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo gave his welcome message followed by an AVP presentation of the VIP CORALS. Dr. Romel U. Briones introduced the resource person, Dr. Kent Carpenter. The lecture of Dr. Carpenter entitled “Environmental Damage to Coral Reefs in the South China Sea and International Arbitration Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” provided insights and raised awareness about the detrimental effects of human activities to the coral reefs. Students from different colleges were present during the lecture-forum.